Honorable Mention TOKYO-2019 Portfolio / Personal

Remembering Menachem

  • Photographer
    Frank Lynch
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D700 / Nikkor 24-70mm / Nikkor 50mm
  • Photo Date
    Over Many Years . . .

These photos were taken in memory of a beautiful human being I met in Israel named Menachem. He was a holocaust survivor from Poland and lost most of his family in Auschwitz. Menachem is dead now but the experiences he shared with me are still with me today. I thought of Menachem many times after I finally left Israel and returned to my life in Europe. I promised myself that someday I would visit these concentration camps to see for myself. I wanted to show Menachem that I had not forgotten what we had shared. And I suppose I also wanted to show Menachem that I had not forgotten him . . .

I grew up in Dublin, Ireland where I studied Graphic Design and Printing Technology. After living for many years living in Germany and Israel I now spend my time in Ireland, Japan, Myanmar and Switzerland. I have always been interested in photography but only really became passionate in the art when I started shooting black and white and developing in my own darkroom. I enjoy travelling off the beaten track, taking photographs of the people I meet along the way. I find the interaction that takes place between photographer and subject very rewarding. I discovered that the camera helps to break